The first new high school in the city since 1968.
There are lot of great pictures and comments in the RTD article about the brand new Huguenot High School. I’ve outlined a few quick facts below.
- $63 million to build and first new high school since 1968
- 250,000-square-foot building
- 1,400 student capacity
- 1,000-seat auditorium
- 2,500-seat, three-court gymnasium
- 2,500-seat football stadium.
As the article points out the majority of junior high students at neighboring Thompson Middle will end up attending the 60s-era George Wythe High School–which needs $676,000 (PDF) in repairs and maintenance to its HVAC systems. This fact is not lost on Kristen Larson School District Rep. for most of the H&H community.
Gray and School Board Vice Chairwoman Kristen N. Larson, 4th District, said a report on citywide school facility needs will be issued in January at the same time as an academic improvement plan from Superintendent Dana T. Bedden.
“We can’t make everything happen overnight, but that doesn’t mean we can wait,” said Larson, who joined Jones for the tour of Huguenot. “Students still need to have access to buildings with modern technology, roofs that don’t leak and HVAC systems that work.”